Scotland keep knockout hopes alive after battling draw with Switzerland

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Scotland came into this game with the sole aspiration of not being sent homeward to think again. Defeat in Cologne would have left them needing unlikely favours from other groups, even if they were to beat Hungary in Stuttgart on Sunday. On that front, it was job done. Scotland now know a win against Hungary would take them to the four‑point tally that should be sufficient for the holy grail of a tournament knockout place for the first time.

The Scots responded admirably from the 5-1 thumping by Germany. It is just that when the dust settles on this invigorating bout, Scotland may feel they should have taken more.

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Written by Ewan Murray at Cologne Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/article/2024/jun/19/scotland-switzerland-euro-2024-group-a-match-report under the title “Scotland keep knockout hopes alive after battling draw with Switzerland”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.